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Day April 25, 2013

Pro Formas April 26 through May 3rd

The Senate will meet in pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates at the following times: -          Friday, April 26th at 11:30am, -          Tuesday, April 30th at 10:00am, and -          Thursday, May 3rd at 2:00pm.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, April 25, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013; Invoked: 63-30   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.853, a bill to prevent continued flight delays related to furloughs of essential employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and for other purposes. *If the Senate receives a bill from the House…

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Agreement to consider Medine nomination

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #42 David Medine- to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2018 at a time to be determined. The details of the agreement are below.   At a time to be…

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Cloture filed on MTP to S.601, WRDA

During Thursday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to Calendar #44, S.601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013.  The cloture vote will be on Monday, May 6th following disposition of S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act (the 3rd roll call vote in a series beginning at 5:30pm).

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Roll Call Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.743

5:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Invoked: 63-30.

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Durbin asks consent to consider 3 amendments to Marketplace Fairness Act

Senator Durbin asked unanimous consent the pending Enzi amendment be set aside and it be in order for the following amendments to be called up:   -       Collins-King #771 (provides a limitation on when States may first exercise the authority under this Act) -       Pryor-Blunt #740 (extends for 10 years the moratorium on taxes on…

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Hatch’s unanimous consent request to consider amendments

Hatch asked unanimous consent that the following amendments be in order to S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act:   Collins 744 or Collins 771 Ayotte 759, as amended Coats 765 Thune 764 with GAO study/Thune 778 without GAO study Coburn 753 Coburn 767 Thune 743 Lee 768 Ayotte 763 Hatch 754 Portman 772 Cruz 794 Coats 797…

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Coburn amendments objected to

Senator Coburn asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up the following amendments:   -       Coburn #753 (delinquent tax debts and Federal employment) -       Coburn #751 (charitable organizations) -       Coburn #767 (duplicative and overlapping programs) -       Coburn #766 (prohibit presidential election campaign funds for part conventions)   Senator Durbin…

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Baucus objects to setting aside pending amendment to consider Collins amendment

The Senate has resumed consideration of S.743, Marketplace Fairness Act.   Senator Collins asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment in order to call up Collins amendment #744, to provide a limitation on when States may first exercise the authority under this Act.   Senator Wyden reserved his right to object and then…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. At…

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